Earlier this week the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) predicted major downpours in Melbourne on Thursday and Friday, with 80 millilitres of rain forecast. To put that into perspective, that’s a month’s worth of rain in two days.
But the weekend won’t be quite as woolly as was expected.
BOM has revised its rainfall prediction to between 10 and 25 millimetres. Outer Melbourne is now expected to receive no more than 30 to 40 millimetres of rain.
“It’s going to be a rainy day, but nothing exceptional,” Michael Efron, a BOM senior forecaster tells Broadsheet. “It’s going to be wet, but not like we predicted before.”
There are no flood warnings for Melbourne; since the preceding month has been particularly dry, it’s unlikely water catchments will overflow. But the bureau will be on flood watch for the Gippsland area.
A strong wind warning remains for Friday and the weekend. Still fireplace weather, for sure.